Changxu Wu


Mathematical Modeling of Human Performance and Cognition

Educational Background

Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial and Operations Engineering, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, Ann Arbor, MI (2007)

Master of Science in industrial and operations engineering, University of Michigan, 2004.

Master of Science in applied psychology, Chinese Academy Of Sciences, Beijing, 2002.

Bachelor of Science in psychology with honor, Zhejiang University, HangZhou, 1999.

Research & Teaching Interests

Integrating cognitive science and engineering system design, especially modeling human cognition system and human behavior with its applications in system design, improving transportation safety, promoting human performance and safety in human-machine interaction and healthcare, and inventing innovative sustainable and smart systems with human in the loop.

Selected Publications

Please see Dr. Wu's more than 100 publications at his homepage.

1) Representative Work in Human Performance and Cognitive Modeling Area:

Wu, C. and Liu, Y. (2008) Queuing Network Modeling of Psychological Refractory Period (PRP), Psychological Review, vol 115(4), 913–954 (Impact Factor: 7.756; 5-year IF: 11.010)

Wu, C., Liu, Y. and Walsh, C. (2008) Queuing Network Modeling of a Real-time Psychophysiological Index of Mental Workload—P300 in Event-Related Potential (ERP), IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (Part A), vol 38 (5), 1068-1083

Wu, C. and Liu, Y. (2007) Queuing Network Modeling of Driver Workload and Performance, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol 8(3), 528-537

Wu, C. and Liu, Y. (2008) Queuing Network Modeling of Transcription Typing, ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI), vol 15(1), 6:1-45

Wu, C. (In Press) The Five Key Questions in Human Performance Modeling, International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics

Lin, C., and Wu, C. (2012) Mathematical Modeling the Effects of Pacing, Finger Strategies and Urgency on Numerical Typing Performance with Queuing Network Model Human Processor, Ergonomics 55(10),1180-1204

Wu, C. , Liu, Y., Lin, B. (2012) A Queuing Model-based Intelligent Human-Task Allocator, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation System, 13 (3), 1125-1137

Zhao, G., and Wu, C. (2013) Mathematical Modeling of Driver Speed Control with Individual Differences, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (Part A), 43(5), 1091-1104

Zhuang, X. and Wu, C. (2013) Modeling Pedestrian Crossing Paths at Unmarked Roadway, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation System,14(3), 1438-1448

Lin, C., Wu, C. Chaovalitwongse, W. (2015) Integrating Human Behavior Modeling and Data Mining Techniques to Predict Human Errors in Numerical Typing, IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, 45(1), 39-50

Ding, N., He, Q., Wu, C., and J. Fetzer (2015) Modeling Traffic Control Agency Decision Behavior for Multi-modal Manual Signal Control under Event Occurrences, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 16(5), 2467-2478

Zhang, Y., Wu, C., and Wan, J. (2016) A Human-in-the-loop Wireless Warning Message Notification Model and Its Application in Connected Vehicle Systems, Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, 21(2), 148-166

Zhang, Y., Wu, C., and Wan, J. (2016). Mathematical Modeling of the Effects of Speech Warnings Characteristics on Human Performance and Its Application in Transportation Cyber-Physical Systems, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 17(11), 3062-3074

2) Representative Work in Transportation Systems and Safety Area:

Wu, C., Yao, L., and Zhang, K. (2012) The Red Light Running Behavior of Electric Bike Riders and Cyclists at Urban Intersections in China: An Observational Study. Accident Analysis & Prevention, vol 49, 186–192

Zhang, Y., Wu, C. (2013) The Effects of Sunshields on Red Light Running Behavior of Cyclists and Electric Bike Riders, Accident Analysis & Preventions, 52, 210-218

Zhao, G. and Wu, C. (2013) Effectiveness and Acceptance of the Intelligent Speeding Prediction System (ISPS), Accident Prevention and Analysis, 52(28), 19–28

Wu, C., Zhao, G., Lin, B., and Lee, J. (2013) Navigating Cars in an Unfamiliar Country Using Internet Maps: Effects of Street Languages, Map Orientation Consistency, Gender on Driver Behavior, Behaviour & Information Technology, 32(5), 425-437

Hsiao, Y., Drury, C., Wu, C. and Paquet, V. (2013) Predictive Models of Safety Based on Audit Findings: Part 1: Model Development and Reliability, Applied Ergonomics, 44, 261-273

Hsiao, Y., Drury, C., Wu, C and Paquet, V. (2013) Predictive Models of Safety Based on Audit Findings: Part 2: Model Validation and Applications, Applied Ergonomics, 44, 659-666

Wang, L., Wu, C. Sun, R. (2014) An Analysis of Flight Quick Access Recorder (QAR) Data and its Applications in Preventing Landing Incidents, Reliability Engineering & System Safety, 127, 86-96

Sun, R., Zhuang, X., Wu, C. (2015) The Estimation of Vehicle Speed and Stopping Distance by Pedestrians Crossing Streets in a Naturalistic Traffic Environment, Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 30 (2015), 97-106

Wang, S. Zhang, Y., Wu, C. Chaovalitwongse, W. (2015) Online Prediction of Driver Distraction Based on Brain Activity Patterns, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation System 16(1), 136-150

Wan, J., Wu, C., Zhang, Y. (2016) Effects of Lead Time of Verbal Collision Warning Messages on Driving Behavior in Connected Vehicle Settings, Journal of Safety Research, 58, 89-98

Zhang, Y., Houston, R., Wu, C. (2016) Psychometric Examination and Validation of the Aggressive Driving Scale (ADS). Aggressive Behavior, 42, 313-323

Wan, J., Wu, C., Zhang, Y. (Accepted) Drinking and Driving Behavior at Stop Signs and Red Lights, Accident Analysis & Prevention

3) Representative Work in Human Machine Interaction and Healthcare Area:

Wu, C. , Zhang, K., and Hu, Y. (2003) Human Performance Modeling in Temporary Segmentation Chinese Character Handwriting Recognizers, International Journal of Human Computer Studies, vol 58 (4), 483-508

Wu, C., and Liu, Y. (2007) A New Software Tool for Modeling Human Performance and Mental Workload, Ergonomics in Design, vol 15(2), 8-14

Lin, C. and Wu, C. (2010) Improved Link Analysis Method for User Interface Design---Modified Link Table and Optimization-based Algorithm, Behaviour & Information Technology, vol 29(2), 199-216

Wang, S., Lin, C., Wu, C., and Chaovalitwongse, W. (2011) Early Detection of Numerical Typing Errors Using Data Mining Techniques, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (Part A), vol 41(6), 1199-1212

Lin, C. and Wu, C. (2011) Factors Affecting Numerical Typing Performance of Young People in a Hear-and-type Task, Ergonomics, vol 54(12), 1159-1174

Lin, C. and Wu, C. (2013) Reactions, Accuracy and Response Complexity of Numerical Typing on Touchscreens, Ergonomics 56(5):818-831

Zhang, J., Li, Y., Wu, C. (2013) The Influence of Individual and Team Cognitive Ability on Operators’ Task and Safety Performance: A Multilevel Field Study in Nuclear Power Plants, PLOS ONE, 8(12), e84528 (9 pages)

Zhang, J., Li, Y., Wu, C. (2013) Task Complexity Matters: The Influence of Trait Mindfulness on Task and Safety Performance of Nuclear Power Plant Operators, Personality and Individual Differences, 55 (4), 433–439

Wu, X., Wu, C., Zhang, K. (2016) Residents' Numeric Inputting Error in Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) Prescription, International Journal of Medical Informatics, 88, 25-33

Zhang, Y., Wu, C., and Wan, J. (Accepted) Development and Validation of a Model to Predict Blood Alcohol Concentrations: Updating the NHTSA Equation, Addictive Behaviors

4) Representative Work in Human-in-the-Loop Smart Systems for Energy and Sustainability Area:

Wu, C., Zhao, G., and Ou, B. (2011) A Fuel Economy Optimization System with Applications in Vehicles with Human Drivers and Autonomous Vehicles, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, vol 16(7), 515-524

Wu, C., Wan, J., and Zhao, G. (2012) Addressing Human Factors in Electric Vehicle System Design: Building an Integrated Computational Human-Electric Vehicle Framework, Journal of Power Source 214, 319-329 (Impact Factor: 6.333; 5-year IF: 6.098)

Zhuang, X., Wu, C. (2014) Saving Energy when using Air conditioners in Offices--Behavioral Pattern and Design Indications, Energy and Buildings, 76, 661–668

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